Dr Lankenau graduated from Cornell in 1981 and moved into 100% dairy practice and became very frustrated with the limitations of western medicine. After a stint in the Peace Corps and time in a mixed animal practice, Cynthia began her path towards complementary and alternative veterinary medicine starting with IVAS in 1991.. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine, an Advanced Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine (IVAS) and certifications in veterinary acupuncture (IVAS), chiropractic, reiki and homeopathy. She is a recognized Registered Herbalist (RH) through an examination process with the American Herbal Guild (AHG). She completed Chi University's Master's Program in 2018, MS (TCVM) and has completed David Winston's Professional Herbal programs (2018-2021)
Dr Lankenau runs a sole practitioner mixed animal 100 % alternative modality practice in western NY State. She is active in the CAVM community being past-president of VBMA, current secretary/treasurer of the ACVBM, and supports the VBMA Listserver, with untiring devotion generously sharing advice and knowledge.